Energy News for week ending July 15, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Leaks, leaks, and more leaks, CommonWealth Magazine

Weymouth compressor station foes say they’ll keep fighting despite setback, Patriot Ledger

Fracking Opponents in Massachusetts Plan March, Public News Service

Berkshire Gas tells DPU it will study ways to lift customer moratorium, MassLive.com

Pipeline firm makes case for more natural gas, CommonWealth Magazine

Pipeline opponents gearing up for march through Medway, MetroWest Daily News

Loneliest Natural Gas Terminal in U.S. Bucks Pipeline Trend, Bloomberg

D.C. Circuit Overrules FERC on Partnership Pipeline’s Tax Recovery, The National Law Review

MAP: Gas pipeline leaks under Brockton streets, Enterprise News

 

Renewable Energy

New England plots offshore path, reNews

Long Island Power Authority Plans Largest US Offshore Wind Farm, Wall Street Journal

Clock ticking for offshore wind action on Beacon Hill, Taunton Daily Gazette

Yale researchers rank cities and towns on residential solar activity, CT Post

Solar Already Beating Gas On Price, & More — Why Natural Gas Is The Next Fossil Fuel to Go, CleanTechnica

Vermont Hits Its Cap On New Solar Projects, Here And Now

Haverhill eyes new solar projects, Eagle-Tribune

State Leadership in Clean Energy: New Hampshire’s Groundbreaking Renewable Thermal Program, Renewable Energy World

GE Renewable Energy Ships First Offshore Wind Turbine, Yahoo Finance

Grafton, Windham trade letters with Iberdrola over wind project, Brattleboro Reformer

Bedford church appeals to higher power in climate change battle, The Boston Globe

 

Energy Efficiency

Connecticut’s Green Bank new grant program aids businesses’ energy efficiency efforts, New Haven Register

Milford Honored for its Energy Efficiency, Patch.com

Find Out Which Appliance Is Sucking All Your Power, MIT Technology Review

Clean power benefits, Foster’s Daily Democrat

 

Nuclear

Renewable Power Push Threatens Last Two New England Reactors, Bloomberg

Feds weigh Vermont Yankee water shipment options, vtdigger.org

As Millstone goes, so goes the cost of electricity in state, Journal Inquirer

 

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

House GOP subpoenas NY, Mass. AGs on climate change probe, U.S. News & World Report

Why We Pretend to Clean Up Oil Spills, Smithsonian

Energy Storage Would Get U.S. Tax Credits in Bipartisan Bill, Bloomberg

Political Support For Burrillville Power Plant Raises Questions About Transparency, RI NPR

New power line project approved (no, it’s not the Northern Pass), The Union Leader

Anti-Invenergy activists plan protest march, Woonsocket Call

National Grid Completes Major Upgrade of Canada-New England Transmission Link, Justmeans

Weather company Earth Networks sees utilities as a new path to profit, Washington Post

How Protect Sudbury is challenging Mass. utility laws, MetroWest Daily News

NH Consumer Advocate Wants Price of Northern Pass Power made public, Valley News

 

Opinion

Mass. should insist on burial of NH power line, CommonWealth Magazine

Prohibit the ‘pipeline tax’, CommonWealth Magazine

Advice for Beacon Hill energy conferees, Commonwealth Magazine

Another View — Kevin Avard: Kinder Morgan withdrawal doesn’t end fight for property owners’ rights, Union Leader

Us-against-them battles on energy do consumers no favors, The Boston Globe

 

Energy Events

Paving the Way for Grid Modernization, IEEE Power & Energy Society, July 17-21, 2016, Boston, MA

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